Bechdel Test Movie List

/bech·del test/ n.
1. It has to have at least two [named] women in it
2. Who talk to each other
3. About something besides a man

[[3]] Isle of Dogs (2018) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Kat on 2018-04-01 07:55:48.



Kat said:
The foreign exchange student, Tracy Walker, convinces the depressed assistant scientist Yoko Ono to reveal the last flask of serum hidden in the bar.
Message posted on 2018-04-01 07:55:48
Alice disagreed with the rating and said:
It only passes test 3 with a generous interpretation. Tracy and Yoko talk about the dead male scientist who discovered the serum - talking about the serum is basically just talking about the male scientist.
Message posted on 2018-04-07 14:10:20
Sarah disagreed with the rating and said:
In the proof offered, the conversation is centered around the death of the female scientist’s male love interest (which is the cause of her depression). Female characters in the movie (canine and human) are not allowed identities independent of their romantic relationships with males. Even Tracy, the most fully realized female character, develops a (totally unnecessary to the plot) crush on Atari.
Message posted on 2018-04-14 13:06:21
David said:
But don't Tracy and Yoko talk about Professor Watanabe? Anyway, Auntie yelling at Tracy to go to sleep passes the test.
Message posted on 2018-04-20 19:09:14
Kristen said:
Really, David? Someone yelling "go to sleep" passes for conversation?! That's a pretty low bar...
Message posted on 2018-05-12 22:00:02
Belinda said:
Auntie is not a real name. The movie doesn't pass test 3, as Alice and Sarah explain.
Message posted on 2018-05-17 03:05:24
Lady Kar said:
At first I thought It did not pass the test. But when I watched for a second time I realized it was ok.

When Tracy and Yoko talk at the bar, the starting point for the conversation is the investigation into the conspiracy organized by the whole Kobayashi clan.

Yoko says it's too late, and then all it's about Her depression. And Tracy helps Her To Get over it. Kuddos For That.

In addition, the serum was developed by men and women. And Nutmeg has some lines of criticism towards gender impositions.
Message posted on 2018-05-17 03:15:27

> Add comment

> Add review

Back to the list.

Privacy policy